Last night the #leadfromwithin community impressed the heck out of Lolly Daskal and I as we presented them with 10 questions on trust. Lolly produced a transcript of the chat that was 144 pages long! There is no way I can cover all 144 pages, or give credit to every incredible person that participated, but I want to share with you some of the highlights to the first two questions.
Question 1: What does it mean to trust others?
@heart_path to trust others means to allow yourself to be vulnerable, to believe they are sharing their authentic selves with you
@sweetieberry to trust others means to believe their discipline and belief in honesty are shared
@lollydaskal trust is the fundamental building block for any relationship; it is the glue that holds any relationship together
@stanbridge1 trust is the opposite of certainty; trusting another is all the things you can’t be certain of but have faith in anyway
@mariepayton I trust in those that are looking out for my interests as well as theirs
@stevelaswell trust means you allow others to be responsible
@katenasser trust delivers you from a solo life of security to an enriched life of risk
@edwardcolozzi trust is the greatest gift, along with love, one shares with another person
@worksmarta trust must be earned
@leadershipfreak trust is confidence in others based on past performance and present character
@toloveitall trust others? Means being able to show vulnerability
@ebonitruss trusting others means you put yourself out there even when you are unsure of the consequences
@versalytics trust is believing that someone will act with your best intentions
Question 2: What does it mean to trust yourself?
@laurindab trusting self means I will find a way to succeed even if I initially fail
@burgessct it means you must be consistent in word and deed
@juanortiztweets trusting yourself is to put all your fears in a box, go out, and do what needs to be done
@jkwleadership trusting yourself is to allow yourself to fail because you know you can get up again
@earthliz trusting yourself allows you to be in the moment without having to second guess your priorities
@womanonajourney knowing that you will do the right things at the right time
@taramarkus trusting yourself is to understand your weaknesses and use your strengths to overcome so that all of you works in harmony
@katenasser trusting yourself means stepping out even when others say stay in line
@simon_gb to have faith in your abilities to succeed
@lollydaskal it means walking in obedience to my inner voice even when others think otherwise. Owning my choices!
@strategicmonk trusting myself means knowing myself better than I know my expectations and criticisms of myself
@jimweible trusting yourself is knowing that your inner voice is in tune with your outer self
@careerspan it is the core belief that your “gut” instinct is not extinct
@growinggold to trust myself means that I know that I know
@jpgtx trusting myself means that I show others the same person I see in the mirror each morning
@lizsvos I trust myself when I listen to my heart
@eldiddulph trusting myself means courage to risk ideas, beliefs, love, not being accepted but plowing forward anyway
@john_paul trusting myself means knowing that I am not totally in control
@mjasmus you must be able to forgive yourself in order to trust yourself
@lollydaskal trusting yourself is being honest with yourself about your feelings and conflicts and obstacles
And that’s just the first two questions! I think you can see the richness of the conversation that takes place in the #leadfromwithin community. These conversations take place every Tuesday night at 8 pm Eastern time – you should join us sometime!